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Sensors 2018, 18(4), 945;

Sensor Buoy System for Monitoring Renewable Marine Energy Resources

Instituto de Automática e Informática Industrial, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Received: 13 February 2018 / Revised: 16 March 2018 / Accepted: 20 March 2018 / Published: 22 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Remote Sensors)
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In this paper we present a multi-sensor floating system designed to monitor marine energy parameters, in order to sample wind, wave, and marine current energy resources. For this purpose, a set of dedicated sensors to measure the height and period of the waves, wind, and marine current intensity and direction have been selected and installed in the system. The floating device incorporates wind and marine current turbines for renewable energy self-consumption and to carry out complementary studies on the stability of such a system. The feasibility, safety, sensor communications, and buoy stability of the floating device have been successfully checked in real operating conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine sensor system; sensor buoy; remote monitoring; marine energy; renewable energy marine sensor system; sensor buoy; remote monitoring; marine energy; renewable energy

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García, E.; Quiles, E.; Correcher, A.; Morant, F. Sensor Buoy System for Monitoring Renewable Marine Energy Resources. Sensors 2018, 18, 945.

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